Tuesday, October 7, 2014

~Updated Lighting~

 Hi there friends...
Since the renovations on the first floor have been finished and everything was put back together the one thing that kept bugging me was the lighting over the table in our breakfast area.
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When I got the new Ballard catalog and saw all the lighting was 15% off I bit the bullet and ordered this lantern I had my eye on!
 Before...
Love the After!
It comes in three different colors...I choose the brick red.

 It seems every time we make an update in this house it's never a quick fix!! 
 The new lantern is quite heavy so we had to replace the original plastic electrical box with this metal one.
Soooooooo...
while we were at it I was finally able to get the light centered over the table. 
Not having it centered before drove me nuts!!
Instead of patching up the hole and having to repaint the entire ceiling I chose to use a ceiling medallion...which of course got a paint treatment of it's own!
 I love the way the medallion turned out. 
I used AS Versailles and Chateau Grey along with both clear and dark wax to give it an old layered look.




Now I have something else in mind for the the kitchen...the wheels are always spinning lol!!
Have a super week!

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49 comments:

Stacey said...

A brick red light fixture - I love it!! It's just perfect in your space.

Stacey said...

A brick red light fixture - I love it!! It's just perfect in your space.

ANNE said...

How fabulous!! I love it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That is the perfect light for your home! I love the red and I love your aged medallion.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

So pretty, Martina! Love the new sparkle over your breakfast table!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it Martina, goes so well with your lampshade too! I can't wait to see what ideas you have for your kitchen ...
Have a great day!

Deserae said...

LOVE your new lantern and the ceiling medallion too....beautiful color! Can't wait to see your plans for the kitchen :o)
~Des

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE your new lantern! It is so beautiful and looks great in your space!

Leslie Harris said...

I've seen that red one around and I absolutely love it!!! Love your fearless style too...the medallion really completes the look...what a difference it makes Martina!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

So gorgeous Martina-love the new light fixture!

Cindy Ritchie said...

It's adorable! I love the red and it looks perfect! Isn't it the truth that NOTHING is ever an easy fix! Same around our house...

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Love it! A good light fixture makes a room, and you got yourself an awesome one. Enjoy!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have always loved "lantern lighting"... goes so well in most decors...I love this particular lantern and color as I have seen it in person at Kim's and it is truly beautiful...looks great in your breakfast area and love the medallion...looking forward to the reveal of your "wheels spinning" !

Debbiedoos said...

That looks so gorgeous Martina! I love the brick red choice it is perfect.

Kelly said...

Love your new lantern! It stands out more than the light fixture you had before so it makes a nice statement over your table.

Nancy Wiebel said...

That is such a cool lantern! The medallion dresses is up so well; and your paint job matches perfectly.

Nancy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your new light, Martina! The ceiling medallion looks great, too. I love the color with the light. I just ordered a couple of things from the new Ballard's catalog, too. I have been putting it right into the recycling bin when it comes, to avoid buying, but I couldn't resist looking through this recent one. And, see, I ordered stuff!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Wowzie Martina gorgeous!

chateau chic said...

Your lantern style light fixture looks so pretty over your table and chairs. Very nice update!
Mary Alice

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, Love the lantern and it looks wonderful in your pretty kitchen.
xx,
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

That looks GREAT. I love the color in your setting and that medallion is perfect! It must have been off just a little bit if you could cover it with the medallion. I think having it off a little bit is worse than it being 3 feet out of the way. lol Not really-but I know how you felt!

Have a great night- xo Diana

Chatfield Court said...

Love your new light. What a great color.

Becca said...

You lucky gal, you! What a great deal on that fabulous lantern (which I have drooled over many times before)! It's perfect in your breakfast area, giving it such a french country feel!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Perfect!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I love that light since I have it, too. Good job.

JoAnne said...

Really pretty, Martina! Perfect for your space and you did a great job on the medallion!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Wow - it looks great, Martina. And makes such a huge difference!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, your new lighting is gorgeous. I love the brick red finish and your medallion is perfect. Love the finish you gave it. Everything is beautiful!
xo

Cozy Little House said...

Lovely with the ceiling medallion!
Brenda

Scribbler said...

Your new light looks fantastic, and I am so happy to see it in a real home. I have considered that one for my breakfast area, too.

All your fall decorating is so pretty! Even though it is not Fall per se, I really love your collection of walking canes.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks amazing. What a fabulous lantern and I love, love, love the medallion too.

Cynthia said...

Martina great lantern. I always love Ballard lighting. You know me I love ceiling medallions.

Cindy

DIYbyDesign said...

I absolutely love the new lighting. Makes a huge difference. Beautiful!

Segreto Finishes said...

Love the new light fixture - it's so charming! Great choice!!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

The Tuscan Home said...

Beautiful, love the new fixture! :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

What a difference a light makes!!! It's gorgeous and completely changes the mood of the whole room. Great choice, oh, nothing is centered in this old charmer of us. Just got to get use to it...ain't happening!

Brooke Larsen said...

I love the red lantern!! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your table it is beautiful!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

I love your new light fixture Martina!! Just perfect!

xinex said...

I love the lamp, Martina. It is perfect for your beautiful home....Christine

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the lantern, the red is a perfect patina in your home tying in all the colors used.

Wonderful home designs to love.

Xx
Dore

Mariaelena said...

It's perfect Martina...love the color and the lantern style!!...I have a few light fixtures from Ballard at the beach house and LOVE them....completes the look in your space for sure!
xo, Mariaelena

pam {simple details} said...

So pretty, Martina! I love that pop of color in your kitchen!

Pamela said...

It looks fabulous Martina! The red patina is perfect.

Art and Sand said...

I love the lantern and wish I could have something hanging from our ceiling. But, in our little house, the dining room table sometimes gets removed for parties and then someone would hit their head.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Look great Martina. Love how your medallion looks!

Little Farmstead said...

Pretty lantern and I love your kitchen chairs!!

Robin Johnson said...

So lovely! What a great replacement.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I love this great chandy in your home! REally looks beautiful.
I saw the same one and thought about putting two of them over my kitchen island. Just stunning!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love your new lantern and I really love the medallion! The colors turned out great!

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